The dotCapeTown, dotDurban, and dotJoburg (ZA dotCities) domains entered General Availability from the 04th November 2014. This means anyone can now submit a domain name application through the Accredited Registrars to ZA Central Registry (the ZA dotCities registry operator). The ZA dotCities are a .ZA initiative, and funded from .ZA revenue. ZADNA is responsible for project and policy oversight, marketing & awareness, and stakeholder relations.
The ZA dotCities are positioned to complement .ZA and to serve as local alternatives to .ZA. ZA Central Registry (ZACR), an appointed to provide a centralized registry platform for several ZA Second Level Domains was appointed by ICANN to launch and operate the ZA dotCities domains. All the 3 domains launched their sunrise and land rush domain name application phases in July 2014, and entered the general availability (first-come, first-served) phase on 4 November 2014.
The ZA dotCities are a collaboration involving ZADNA, ZACR, the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and city municipalities of Cape Town, Durban and Joburg.